Gum disease, or periodontal disease, can affect people of all ages, but with early diagnosis and the right care it may be reversed. Our specialist dentists can provide preventative advice and treatment for gum disease, as well as further prosthetic options if tooth loss occurs.

When plaque is left to build up on the teeth, it forms tartar (also called calculus). Tartar attracts the bacteria that cause gum diseases like gingivitis (inflamed gums) that can lead tomore serious cases of gum disease like periodontitis, which can dissolve the bone around the teeth and lead to tooth loss.

While gum disease can often be painful, you may not experience any discomfort at all. Only your dentist can properly identify the signs of gum disease, so having regular check-ups is essential to monitor your gum health.

If your dentist finds signs of gum disease in your mouth, they may recommend or perform one of the following treatments:

  • Plaque removal through Scaling and cleaning- where the surfaces of the teeth above the gum is scraped and cleaned to remove plaque and calculus
  • Root planning- where the roots of the teeth are scaled and cleaned, as bacterial deposits have formed deep under the gums.

Depending on the severity of disease, your dentist may also recommend adjunctive treatments including chlorhexidine mouthwash, antibiotics, and replacement of any fillings, crowns or other restorations that might be trapping plaque

Periodontal surgery and a referral to a gum disease specialist may be required if the severity of the disease is too great or unresponsive to the treatment provided.

Your dentist will discuss with you the best solution to keep or restore your gum health.

Let them know if you are taking any medications or undergoing specialist treatment, or if you have experienced recent changes in your gums.


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